Illustration We Love: Roman Klonek

We first discovered Roman Klonek while browsing Pinterest and assumed his work was perhaps vintage advertising illustration, but no! Roman Klonek is a contemporary printmaker specialising in the lost-cut technique of woodcut printing; producing beautifully bold and colourful illustrations. Lost-cut printmaking uses only one plate to print every colour, cutting more away at the plate each time for the next colour which Roman demonstrates in this handy video:

Roman was born in Poland but now lives and works in Düsseldorf in Germany. We LOVE the strange and cute characters that inhabit Roman’s unique creative world.

 

 Roman Klonek selbergetan illustration

Roman Klonek illustration

Roman Klonek girl from miyazaki illustration

Roman Klonek same interests illustration

Roman Klonek its not what it looks like illustration

Roman Klonek elka illustration

Roman Klonek at this unreasonable hour illustration

Roman Klonek funky beach illustration
Roman Klonek wonky dogs illustration

Roman Klonek dog of the year illustration
Roman Klonek illustration

Roman was kind enough to share some of his sketchbook pages with us:

Roman Klonek sketchbook

Roman Klonek sketchbook

Roman Klonek sketchbook

We also enjoyed this animated music video Roman made for Music AM:

You can currently see Roman’s work at Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg in a group show until 13th November. Find him on Instagram and Facebook.

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